Ruto Signs Trade Deals with Comoros and Republic of Congo Presidents

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On Wednesday evening, President William Ruto left the country for the Union of Comoros as well as a two day State Visit to the Republic of Congo where he held bilateral talks with his counterpart, President Dennis Sassuo Nguesso, in Brazzaville.

While in Comoros where he was invited by President Azali Assoumani to attended the nation’s 48th Anniversary of Independence, President William Ruto committed to deepening the collaboration between the two countries and pledged to stand with the Comoros as a collaborator in all their endeavors including the facilitation of people-to- people exchanges, sharing of experience in sustainable tourism practices, and promotion of investment.

Both presidents called for cooperation to foster innovation, create opportunities and build sustainable economies.

In his quest for a visa free continent for Africans, Kenya and Comoros pledged to ensure visa free travels to boost intra-Africa trade and tourism, facilitate labour mobility and social integration as well improving trans-border infrastructure and shared continental development.


On Friday, President Ruto attended a joint session of the Congolese Parliament in Brazzaville where he asked African leaders and Parliaments to champion the continent’s development agenda by implementing policies and legislations that will unlock Africa’s potential and create opportunities for its people.

The President said Africa has the resources and opportunities necessary to drive a clean, just, and inclusive prosperity here and across the world.

This, he explained, will include infrastructure development, elimination of visa and trade barriers in order to stimulate free trade.

“It is the right time to engage Africa’s leaders for the purpose of mobilising a firm African position on issues that are directly connected with our collective aspirations,” he said.

During the visit, President Ruto also met his Republic of Congo counterpart Denis Sassou N’Guesso at the Palais du Peuple in Brazzaville on Saturday, where the two leaders signed 18 agreements including partnerships in trade and investment, energy, ICT, transport, security, education, tourism, culture, agriculture, and the blue economy, among others. 

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